Confex awards and trade show return after three years

Woods Foodservice and Kentish Match were the big winners of the Green Wholesaler Awards as Confex’s trade show and awards returned for the first time in three years.

Suppliers and members attended the events in Cirencester with Confex also announcing a number of supplier awards, with Suntory’s Joe Kinsey picking up the Retail Supplier of the Year gong, he said: “It was great to attend the recent Confex Trade Show where we had the huge opportunity to meet the members and showcase our new products whilst driving business forward. The show confirmed what an important wholesale buying group Confex is and we were especially pleased to be able to showcase our Lucozade Alert Batak Reaction game which helped with member engagement. I very much look forward to the next Trade Show and other events hosted by Confex.”

Read more: Spotlight: Confex

Lana Bhika of Green Wholesler of the Year Woods Foodservice, added: “It was great to be back at a face to face Trade Show in such a stunning setting in the Cotswolds. We spent a jam-packed few hours at the trade show, which was really worthwhile talking to lots of suppliers followed by a fantastic dinner and evening of entertainment, topped off with our second Green Wholesaler Award win, a subject we are proud and passionate about at Woods. A great show all round!”

Supplier winners:
New Supplier of the Year – ARLA – GEORGE MARRIOTT
Non-Food Supplier of the Year  – Robinson Young – KEITH NASH
Best Own Label Product  – CORE Chips – Clarebout -– LIESLOT BARREZEELE
Best Digital and Social Media Innovation – Coca-Cola Europacific Partners – JACK HADLAND
Foodservice Supplier of the Year – R H Amar:- KAREN WILLIAMS
Retail Supplier of the Year – Suntory – JOE KINSEY

Green Wholesaler winners:
Winner – Woods Foodservice
Runner Up – Kentish Match


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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


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